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How Newton, Goethe, an Ornithologist and a Board Game Designer Helped Us Understand Color

What is color? The question seems so fundamental that it’s almost impossible to answer—either so simple that it is difficult to define, or so complex …

Infographic: What belongs in your branding style guide

If you have market competition, you have to identify what makes your organization special.An important part of differentiating your products is …

Check Out These 5 Hidden Gems in Adobe Photoshop (VIDEO)

Adobe Photoshop is such a rich and textured (some might even say “dense”) image editing program that it’s likely you don’t even know a third of what …

How Paul Rand presented logos to clients

Mason began, “The trade mark, which in the spacious days before the invention of the corporate image could afford to live in a measure of ornamental …

Graphic Design

Computers saw Jesus, graffiti, and selfies in this art, and critics were floored

The Barnes Foundation art gallery, located in Philadelphia, boasts a collection of famous work you’d probably recognize, whether that’s Vincent van …

Apple is really bad at design

Let me just rip this band-aid off...<p>The “notch” on the new iPhone X is not just strange, interesting, or even odd — it is bad. It is bad design, and …

Fusion of The Old and The New

Barcelona based designer and illustrator <b>Eduardo Martinez</b> creates artworks that are inspired by Pop art and surrealism.

5 expensive logos and what they teach us

It’s difficult to know, most of the time, how much big companies really spend on logo designs and redesigns. Few firms are willing to share figures, …

Forget Coding: Writing Is Design’s “Unicorn Skill”

In a new report, John Maeda explains why writing is a must-have skill for designers.<p>These days many designers can code–an increasingly important skill for landing a job. But few are just as fluent in their own language as they are in Javascript. That presents a serious problem in terms of design. …

Design

6 new typography tools for 2016

Whether you’re a web or graphic designer, typography is an essential part of your work and a vital skill to master. But nobody ever said it was …

The Simple Life: Cool, graphic illustrations that celebrate mid-century design

For his series The Simple Life, American illustrator Jeremy Booth created a range of illustrations based on the design and culture of the …

87: Make A Full Time Income Selling T-Shirts Online from Inspiring Innovation

In today's episode we share how you can start making a full-time income by selling T-shirts online! Making money on Teespring – Episode Highlights: …

Selling

Office design crimes: What goes wrong when companies upgrade

A Ping-Pong table and W hotel-style furnishings don't guarantee that an office is a meaningful space for employees.<p>Office design crimes can take many forms — from too-bright lighting to squeezing employees into a too-small space. But mistakes can go deeper than furniture and carpet, even as firms …

TV shows

6 Examples of High-End Flat-Pack Furniture Designs

The concept of flat-pack is often derided, especially in design aficionado circles. Viewed as cheap and short-term, flat-pack evokes memories of …

Furniture

Build This Beautiful Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

The Wisdom & Book Covers of Peter Mendelsund

<i>Get inside the mind of Peter Mendelsund, the pianist who went from Tchaikovsky to Tolstoy and became one of the best book cover designers working</i> …

Tools for Building Perfect Color Palettes

It’s been almost two months since Pantone shocked us with not one, but two colors of the year for 2016. And now it’s time to start creating.<p>What …

Graphic Design

NASA’s new space tourism posters are spellbinding

The project was a bit of a dream come true for Don Clark, who started Invisible Creature with his brother Ryan Clark in 2006. "We, of course, were ecstatic, just because our grandfather was an illustrator at NASA for 30 years, and so this is kind of our first NASA project," Clark tells <i>The …

Posters

The Life of ¶: The History of the Paragraph

<b>This article was originally featured in PRINT’s Fall 2015 issue, The Text Issue, from editorial director Debbie Millman and editor Zachary Petit.</b><p><b>How</b> …